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  • Posting Location: Cary, North Carolina

  • Posting Location: St Louis, Missouri

País
Estados Unidos
Acuerdo de trabajo
Tiempo completo
Esquema de Trabajo
Híbrido
Asistencia de reubicación disponible
No
Fecha de publicación
13-Feb-2024
ID del trabajo
1462

Descripción y requisitos


Hybrid role: Cary, NC or St Louis, MO (2 headcount)

The RoleThe Category Management Lead will participate in the development and implementation of the category management role.  Will partner with GTO facilitating a cross functional process that leverages category insights into a single category strategy to drive value and mitigate risk.  In addition, will collaborate with sourcing, procurement operations/systems, finance, vendor management organization to ensure successful implementation of the category strategies.  Will strive towards continuous supplier improvement and effectively manage relations with key category suppliers and business stakeholders.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Must be proficient in identifying and working with all stakeholders to define requirements and strategies around renewals and new deal opportunities.
  • Serve as the main Point of Contact (POC) to the LOB/Functional Partners for procurement related issues.
  • Must be able to take project requirements and ideate on sourcing strategies for coordination with internal sourcing team.
  • Collaborate with Internal business partners to develop and implement sourcing strategies for key spend category(s).  Identify and prioritize sourcing projects within spend area scope for annual category strategy plan.
  • Oversee and drive for successful outcomes.
  • Provides leadership, development and coaching for indirect staff.
  • Effective at building relationships with individual contributors and leadership.
  • Works with other Category Management team associates to determine needs for 
  • Best Practices & Benchmarking to improve unit performance based on facts.
    1. Benchmarking (e.g., across industry benchmarks, best practices, etc.).
    2. Market Analysis (e.g., what are others doing in same categories, etc.).
    3. Environmental Scanning.   Keeps abreast of market intelligence in categories assigned and incorporates into work plans as appropriate.
  • Familiarity with Third Party Risk Management and Vendor Management preferred.
  • Familiarity with various aspects of Artificial Intelligence 


Required Skills:

  • BA/BS or equivalent work experience
  • Individual must have 5-8 years experiences in all facets of IT Procurement, including all commodities of IT such as Software, Hardware & Services.  
  • Broad-based experience across supply chain, with particular focus in purchasing, strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, competitive price analysis, supplier relationship management and performance management
  • Organization skills with ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • Indirect Procurement Experience
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact and influence in a cross-functional environment with all levels of executive management.
  • Effective written and oral communications
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Business Intelligence tools, i.e., Microsoft PowerBI
  • Converting information into tangible recommendations to our stakeholders
  • Proven analytical skills in terms of analysis, converting information into tangible recommendations for our stakeholders.
  • Proficiency with procurement data, analysis and identifying insights within data.

 

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of Procure-to-Pay tool(s) (Ariba) a plus 
  • Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP) designation / Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) is a plus


Benefits We Offer


Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!


About MetLife


Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" as well as the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies; providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.


Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!



 

 

Benefits We Offer

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!
Acerca de MetLife

Reconocida en la lista de la revista Fortune de las "Empresas más admiradas del mundo" de 2023, MetLife, a través de sus subsidiarias y afiliadas, es una de las empresas de servicios financieros líderes en el mundo; proporcionando seguros, anualidades, beneficios para empleados y gestión de activos a clientes individuales e institucionales. Con operaciones en más de 40 mercados, ocupamos posiciones de liderazgo en Estados Unidos, América Latina, Asia, Europa y Medio Oriente.

Nuestro propósito es simple: ayudar a nuestros colegas, clientes, comunidades y al mundo en general a crear un futuro más seguro. Unidos por un propósito y guiados por la empatía, estamos inspirados para transformar el próximo siglo en servicios financieros. En MetLife, es #AllTogetherPossible. ¡Únete a nosotros!
Equal Employment Opportunity/Disability/Veterans

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